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“The fact remains that we are siblings.”

“The fact remains that we are siblings.” That was one of the messages that I received. It pierced right to my heart and gut! Condescending. Imposing. Guilt-tripping. Invalidating. Dismissive. Marginalizing. You may as well replace the word ‘siblings’ with ‘family,’ … Continue reading

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Unexpected Yet Inevitable — In memory of Tita Lola, Part 5

Originally posted on Aligning With Truth:
Tita Lola spent her last several months living with my eldest sister and her family after she had a gallbladder operation. I believe it took place about a year before she passed on. Tita Lola was well…

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“Your mother is just waiting for you…”

[Continued from “The Request For Binding Prayers For My Mother Before Her Passing“] A few days before my mother’s passing, I received a message from Jacqueline [not her real name], a close family friend, with the words, “Your mother is … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Guilt Of Going No Contact. Myths About Mothers And Motherhood. [Part 2/2]

[This is a continuation of my previous post, Dealing With The Guilt Of Going No Contact. Myths About Mothers And Motherhood.] There is a section in Susan Forward’s “Mothers Who Can’t Love: A Healing Guide for Daughters” that describes accurately one … Continue reading

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When You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends: Resolving the Most Complicated Relationship of Your Life by Victoria Secunda

“Determining not to see your mother again is never a snap decision…To divorce your mother is, by any yardstick, an unpopular and, for most people, unimaginable option. Nevertheless, there are some cases in which divorcing your mother is not simply … Continue reading

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Healing My Left Arm & Shoulder Injury. Releasing Blocked Energies.

I had another health ‘scare’ towards the end of 2019. Following the breast cancer diagnosis in June 2018, and after bringing my system to a more balanced state through alternative, natural, and less-invasive means, my visit to an orthopedic physician … Continue reading

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Violation Of My Right To Privacy. Self-Assertion. Healing Father & Mother Wounds.

“I know she has cancer,” remarked the Executive Director. “Of what?” Another attendee inquired to which she replied, “Breast.” The conversation took place after the Board Chairman announced my resignation from the committees due to “health reason.” I already indicated … Continue reading

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Closing Of A Chapter. Healing Mother Wound. Healing Through Breast Cancer.

It was only a couple of months since the breast cancer diagnosis and partial mastectomy in June 2018 when I found myself attending a disgruntled homeowners’ meeting. What am I doing here? Why am I here? Is this something that … Continue reading

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Proper Apology & Overcoming My Fear Of Mommy

The only way that trust may be restored and broken relationships may be mended is through a proper apology which constitutes (1) admission and acknowledgment of the mistake including specifying what the error is, and (2) an assurance and commitment … Continue reading

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Trust — My Lifelong Lesson Has Shown Up For the Nth Time. Trust Must Be Earned, Not Readily Given

Upon learning of my health condition and that I live alone and am estranged from family, the wife of a couple-neighbor whom I met a few months ago, offered not long after I met them for me to feel free … Continue reading

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